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Ernest – Wild Blueberry

Ernest – Wild Blueberry

Cider Profile:

Name:  Ernest Wild Blueberry Cider
Sampled May 2018

Brand: Ernest Cider Co.
Type:
Flavoured – Blueberry
Location of Brewing:
Newmarket, ON
ABV:
5.9%
Website Link:
ernestcider.com
Ingredients:
Apples, wild blueberries, wild blueberry juice, honey, potassium sorbate, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 32g/L

Size(s) available: 471mL (can)
Availability:
LCBO soon! At select bars and restaurants now
Flavour:
Wild blueberry
Colour:
Deep ruby-red with violet hues
Carbonation:
Small, streaming bubbles

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium smell. Tart, fresh blueberry with earthy notes
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Quick acidity from fruit and fermentation. Strong wild blueberry flavour. Somewhat tart. Some cranberry and raspberry notes.
After Taste: Blueberry remains and lingers, becoming sweeter. Apple flavours are more detectable here. Notes of honey come through. Semi-dry finish. Remains on the palate for a while.
On ice: Carbonation dramatically cut. Flavour slightly reduces but remains the same.

Additional Notes: Ernest’s Wild Blueberry is a unique fruit-flavoured cider, truly capturing the flavours and essence of the wild fruit it comes from. Crisp and clean, it still has some sophisticated dry elements from the 3-month fermentation process touted on the can. This one does not taste too alcoholic, so be careful as it is very easy to drink.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Growers Wild Berry
More Sour – 401 Brewery – Raspberry Cider
More Dry – Blueberry Hill Estates – The Fighter Cider (Blackberry vs. Blueberry)
More Crisp – County Cider – Feral

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